Psychotherapy can be a broad term - I offer first and foremost a safe safe for you to be yourself, without judgment and with compassion, where we can begin to unravel some of your feelings. We don't get the chance very often to really think about how we are doing, even though we might ask each other several times a day. How many times do we respond other than the "Fine, thanks! You?"
Therapy is a place for me to ask "How are you?" and for you to really think about the answer.
I offer talking therapy, with a psychodynamic focus – this is the understanding that our actions in the present can be based on unconscious processes, often formed in our early childhood.
As well as talking therapy, if you feel stuck with words, or just tired of talking, we can use more creative methods to gently explore your emotions.
Creative psychotherapy means we can work with talking therapy in our sessions and also use art work, play, stories and movement. Dramatherapy is a branch of creative therapies. Working creatively can often reach the parts of the brain that talking can’t, allowing for a different type of opportunity for discovery. It can also be lots of fun for both adults and children!
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Arts - Dramatherapy (HCPC Registration)
I am a Dramatherapist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, with 10+ years experience of providing therapy to children, young people and adults.
Equinox Psychotherapies provides private, qualified and ethical therapy to individuals and groups, in Preston city centre and online.
We also run workshops and special day events which are a chance to come together and connect with other like minded individuals, while nurturing your body, mind and spirit.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£45 - £70 sliding scale dependent on income. We work this out together in our introductory meeting.